Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Verkhovna Rada, ukranian parliament in Kyiv. Photo by: Віктор Полянко.
KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - After the Revolution of Dignity, which took place from November 2013 until February 2014, it became crucial for the Ukrainian society to create the new institutions that would fight the corruption in the country. The first institution of this kind was the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine. The creation of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of...
Jovana Djindjic, daughter of Zoran Djindjic, the first democratically elected Serbian Prime minister, after the fall of the dictator Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Photo by: Government of Serbia.
BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - At first glance, it barely seems newsworthy: a young woman got her university diploma, then started an internship, then got an employment. Amazingly, a story like this one reached headlines in Serbia, causing strong public backlash towards a woman. The problem is: it is not just any woman, but the daughter of Zoran Djindjic, the...
Theresa May
London, UK (ViaNews) - It has been eighteen months since the people of Britain attempted to see through the lies and misinformation, and narrowly voted to leave the EU. Following talks late last week, Theresa May has made sufficient progress (or backed down on enough issues, depending on your viewpoint, for the EU to move on to phase two of...
Theresa May, Prime Minister, United Kingdom. Photo by: Aron Urb (EU2017EE).
London, UK (ViaNews) – The notion of a scheming, self-serving sort with an incompetent sidekick might evoke images of several members of the current Government. The latest developments on Brexit could suggest that Theresa May has, somewhere within the apparent chaos of negotiations to leave the European Union, some kind of plan. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council,...
Sutton Grammar School. Lower school pupils. Photo by: Grempletonian.
London, UK (ViaNews) - Highly selective schools are failing to take responsibility when pupils fail to meet their potential by excluding them from A level courses. Some of Britain’s Grammar Schools are coming under fire for removing pupils from exam studies when their progress indicates that they may not attain grades considered appropriate for a selective school. However, parents and education...
New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.
London, United Kingdom (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the state’s independence referendum a few days before. 3 years ago it was the Scottish vote which cast doubt and worry for many in the continent, with former leader of the Scottish National Party, Jim Sillars,...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.
At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working together with the US-based company, Canopy, to help companies and entrepreneurs thrive. Founder of JustEnjoy,...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.
MADRID, SPAIN (ViaNews) - Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went to this year’s edition of the Web Summit to talk about “Using Artificial Intelligence for good”. He believes AI is "going to be eliminating...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.
Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. His intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main political, business, and technology players together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following the same line, just a few minutes earlier in the same auditorium, the CEO of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, said "the Web Summit...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
Istanbul, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases for on-demand programming. Tony Hall, the Head of the BBC, spoke in Liverpool highlighting the way the industry is moving, with more and more investment in US-based programmes, and ever less for those made in the...
Teenagers are playing dangerous real-life games.
We’ve all heard the phrase "It’s all fun and games till someone gets hurt". But what if, getting hurt was the name of the game? A new trend is rapidly gaining popularity amongst Serbian youth, while at the same time, causing headaches for many parents across the country. This new trend is called the "48 hours challenge", and it has gone...

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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

IMF Forecasts India’s GDP to Register Growth Rate Of 7.4% In...

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's keynote address at WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, the...

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Statue of Liberty, New York city. Photo by: William Warby.

The Rise of the American Woman: “We’ve Reached Critical Mass as...

Washington, USA (ViaNews) - With a part of a country that’s angry and looking for change, this past year was one of protest. As...

Europe

"Cascais Azul" is the most popular picture of the photo contest “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape”. Photo by: Joseph Ayerle Royalty free usage for editorial media in Portugal.

Joseph Ayerles Picture of the Cascais Beach Becomes the Most Popular of the photo...

The photograph "Cascais Azul“ was the most popular picture of the photo competition “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape” hosted by the German photo magazine "DigitalPhoto". The photograph shows the beach of...
Anton Belinsky "Poor but coll" video. Image by: Anton Belinsky.

Poor But Cool: How Ukrainian Culture Conquers the World

KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - After the revolution of Dignity, that took place in Kyiv in the 2013 - 2014 period, Ukraine experienced many political, economic, and societal transformations. Besides the fact that not all...
Homeless man in the the UK. Photo by: Garry Knight.

Homeless Show Windsor in ‘Unfavourable Light’

LONDON (ViaNews) – The Royal and historic town of Windsor is not one normally associated with controversy, but in the run-up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the head of the...

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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

IMF Forecasts India’s GDP to Register Growth Rate Of 7.4% In 2018

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's keynote address at WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, the IMF said Indian economy is projected to achieve a growth...
Uruguay Central Bank.

Uruguay Central Bank: The first in the world to issue digital notes

Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) – Uruguay, a small country located in South America with a population of 3.4 million, is born a pioneer by nature, but the pathways to innovation are also followed closely by...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.

JustEnjoy Founder talks about the relation between his tourism related startup and Canopy Lisbon

At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working...